blue pearl bracelet

What is a Blue Pearl?


A blue pearl captures your eye and grabs your attention, it's as unique as you. The colours are mesmerising like the sun dancing on the ocean. The blue can be pale or deep and also brilliant blue.

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Pearls have a chameleon quality about them, different light makes them appear different colours, depending on how they catch the light. The colours almost appear liquid and seem to have a life of their own. Each blue pearl has it’s own distinct tone and character.

A pearl is the only gemstone grown in a mollusc (oyster, clam) and it’s the nacre that give the blue pearl the colour and hardness. the nacre is secreted by the mollusc that the pearl is growing in and the colour is determined by the colour of the shell. There is another substance called conchiolin and it’s this that acts like a mirror reflecting light through the nacre to give the blue pearl it’s lustrous colour. 

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It’s the genetic make up of each individual mollusc which gives blue pearls the colour and iridescence. The nacre is influenced by the environment that they live in and their diet.

The mollusc eats seaweed and it’s the combination of the seaweeds that it grazes on that give blue pearls their incredible colours as well as the water flow it grows in and the temperature of the water. The more variation in water temperature the more defined the layering becomes and that makes a more intensely coloured blue pearl.

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Wearing a pair of blue pearl earrings makes your eye colour appear more intense, whether it;s a the blue or green of your iris being reflected in the blue pearl or the contrast of brown against the deep blue pearl earrings.

Pearls are softer than other gems and you need to look after them so they don't get scratched, keep them in their pouch when you aren't wearing them. You can wipe them over with a damp cloth. As a rule pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off as they can be affected by perfumes or hairspray.

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Desiderate blue pearls are sourced from the pristine islands of Indonesia and the farms that they are grown in support an entire village. When the pearls are grown to the right size the mollusc is gently opened and the pearl removed. The pearl technicians care for the molluscs and are careful not to hurt them.


An ancient myth tells the story that originally these paua molluscs had no shell.
Tangaroa, god of the sea, saw the difficulties that this created for paua and decided to create something special for him.                                                                     
He said: 'I will take my domain from the coolest blues of the ocean and ask of my brother Tane the freshest greens of the forest. And from the dawn you shall have a tinge of violet. From the sunset a blush of pink and overall a shimmer of mother of pearl'.
Life isn't black and white, it's full of colour and it's the rich tones of the blue pearl that make it so intriguing.

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  • Janine Leghissa

    Hi Jan, if you click on the images it will take you to the website listing where you can see all the details and purchase them.

  • Jan Cruickshank

    Would like to purchase rings pendant and earrings

  • Janine Leghissa

    Hi Joann, we don’t have a catalog as such but you can see everything on our website here

  • JOANN Brown

    Do u have catalog that i can order from through mail omg the jewelry is gorgeous if so my address is 33 davis st Ashley Pa usa 18706 thanks JoAnn Brown

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